Also, let her rip. Go ahead, proceed unchecked. For example, Once you get the tractor started, let it rip. The use of her in the variant comes from a tradition of referring to vehicles as feminine. [ Mid-1800s ]
- Let it sit
verb phrase To decline to object or interfere; acquiesce: ”He wasn’t perfect, but he tried.” I let that one sit there, unwilling to challenge her version of events/ ”Let it sit, then,” he said with the slightest of shrugs (1990s+)
- Let me see
Also, let’s see. I’m thinking about it or trying to remember, as in Let me see, I’ll be in Boston tomorrow and the next day. This idiom was first recorded in 1520.
[lee-toh] /ˈli toʊ/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. the mother by Zeus of Apollo and Artemis, called Latona by the Romans. /ˈliːtəʊ/ noun 1. the mother by Zeus of Apollo and Artemis Roman name Latona
[luh too-key] /lə tuˈkeɪ/ noun 1. a town in N France, on the English Channel, near Boulogne: seaside summer resort; airport.